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 Soi Soi Soi

Dec
28
comment How to select the right Aikido dojo
Time lost talking/receiving non-teacher explanations is not a cultural quirk, it's pragmatic benchmark.
Jul
2
comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
added. you don't need to upvote or delete anything btw
Jun
7
comment Are Aikido movies on the internet helpful for beginners?
Looking is a training per se, in Aikido. (Tada Hiroshi used to teach that, at least)
Jun
5
comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
easier for both.
Apr
7
comment Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
It's pretty much impossible to describe it well in words. If the video disappears then you're stuck with a pretty much meaningless description.
Mar
11
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
I still don't get what's the real question being asked here.
Mar
10
comment When doing Aikido practice why should the attacker adapt to the defender?
because it's easier.
Mar
10
comment How can I deal with the impressive number of charlatan teachers in Italy?
not a real question. this question just seems an attempt to solicit debate. Also, asking for good teachers in a whole country is overbroad other than matter of personal opinion.
Feb
17
comment What's the real difference between Ikkyo omote and Nikkyo omote?
Hello Tomas, thank you for your answer. But my question is more specific: kata tori ikkyo/nikyo omote. Not other forms (shomenuchi, ura waza etc)
Feb
15
comment How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
Bruce Lee investigated the same thing and you can find some conditioning exercise in his books. (I don't have them here, so cannot really read and report)
Feb
12
comment How does one mentally push past pain in training?
You may want to clarify your needs. The art you practice and the actual problem with pain.
Feb
8
comment What are the ankles good for, relative to stance work and mobility?
As for footwork: take a stance, bend both the ankles so that you lower your position. Then bend the front foot's ankle even more so that your toes rise and your heel not. Advance the front foot while focusing of keeping your toes high and land the feet heel first. It's not different from the usual step practiced in Taichi and - i believe - Bagua.
Feb
8
comment How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
I'm not a good kicker, so I'm not providing this as an answer. If I were in you I'd train flexibility alone in the home, doing the correct form of kicking at the height you can reach (waist). Do it slowly and confortably and have something to rest your feet against at the end of the movement (a wall, a door), before moving your leg back.
Feb
6
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
I mean "I'm not sure about that"
Feb
3
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
1. Make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain (she flinched at the acidity in his voice / he had faced death without flinching)
Feb
3
comment Which muscles do I use to stand?
**Occidental people** tend to develop very bad habits when it comes to standing. Not enough walking, too much sitting, too much puffing of the chest -- and so on. Take a look to any chinese,japanese, indian teenager and you'll change your mind very quickly about this one. As for the real question, it's not totally in-topic, bad expressed, mixed with personal opinion. Take the time to reflect about what information you really need and re-formulate the question accordingly.
Feb
2
comment Going up on the ball of the foot for a front snap kick
We like technical minutia, sir :)
Feb
1
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
I'd be curious to know the reason of the down votes.
Feb
1
comment How to improve speed and footwork?
What he's using is a quick and easy way to avoid real confrontation. People that do that too much usually do it because their own fear and lack of skill. Use it as a chance to learn how to deal with that kind of oppponent, but also know you won't learn much else with him. That kind of stance is usually not recommended for novices afaik.
Feb
1
comment What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
It's not about what I mean but what he'd mean for "great". If he likes (most) of the students of a teacher then that teacher will be good for him.